Ex-England boss Hoddle: Defeat would be a disaster

DON'T LOSE, HART: England goalkeeper Joe Hart needs to avoid gaffes like this if the Three Lions are to escape defeat by the Swiss.
"If we defend sleepily like we did and switch off like we did, then we’re going to get a big surprise." - Glenn Hoddle on the Switzerland game, after England’s 1-0 win over Norway
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WELBECK: I CAN BE PROLIFIC

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Switzerland won't be easy for England

"I swear all the time. I swear in front of my wife. I never used to when I was a kid, but I do now, so there you go. It’s 2014. People swear - and I swear." - England manager Roy Hodgson (above), defending his crude outburst when he accused his critics of talking “absolute f*****g b******s”

England's qualifying campaign begins tomorrow morning (Singapore time), and it will begin the hard way.

While Roy Hodgson's team have landed in an easy group, even by the low standards of this new, expanded tournament, there is nothing easy about Switzerland.

England struggled in the World Cup, something Hodgson acknowledged in a bad-tempered press conference last week, but the Swiss gave a respectable account of themselves.

Read the full report in our print edition on Sept 8.

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Man arrested over Taiwan recycled cooking oil scandal

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MediaCorp actress Yvonne Lim gets married, sports baby bump

LOVEBIRDS: Yvonne Lim and her husband Alex Tien at the press conference before their wedding banquet yesterday.
LOVEBIRDS: Yvonne Lim and her husband Alex Tien at their solemnisation ceremony on Saturday.
SEEING STARS: Zoe Tay (above), Aileen Tan, Carole Lin, Chen Hanwei and Huang Biren attended the wedding.
SEEING STARS: Zoe Tay, Aileen Tan (left), Carole Lin (right), Chen Hanwei and Huang Biren attended the wedding.
SEEING STARS: Zoe Tay, Aileen Tan, Carole Lin, Chen Hanwei (left) and Huang Biren (right) attended the wedding.
GLOWING WITH JOY: The couple at their wedding banquet.

She sported a baby bump at her wedding banquet at the Ritz Carlton yesterday evening.

And viewers are going to see less of MediaCorp actress Yvonne Lim on television, once her baby comes around.

Lim, 37, celebrated her marriage to her husband, former Taiwanese boy band B.A.D member Alex Tien, 34, yesterday, at the wedding banquet.

Speaking to local media at a press conference held before the banquet, Lim said: "I'll give birth to the baby in Singapore. When the baby can start travelling, we will take the baby to Taiwan to meet Alex's family as well. We will probably shuttle between the two countries in the future."

She added: "My husband does not allow me to work as I am pregnant, so I am decreasing my workload for the time being. I hope to be able to go back to work in the second half of next year, as I am a workaholic."

Read the full report in our print edition on Sept 8.

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New Face 2014: Annmarie

Annmarie Pang, 22, loves cats.

When she was in primary school, she would play with the cats in her neighbourhood.

So when she found out that Singapore's first cat cafe was hiring last year, she jumped at the chance.

Annmarie said: "I've been to a few cat cafes in South Korea, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to work at a cat cafe here."

There, she was taught how to care for cats.

"Though they're not my cats per se, I really care for them a lot and treat them like they're my own," she said.

Annmarie added: "Cats are very 'human'. They have their own personalities when you get to know each of them. And when you love them, they'll love you back - it's a very simple relationship."

Humans pique her interest, too.

"I've been interested in sociology since my junior college days," she said. "It's relevant in the real world and satisfying to study something which I can see (manifested in) everyday life."

She chose her degree based on her passion and felt that sociology would also allow her to enter career fields she is interested in, such as events management and sales.

Annmarie was in the basketball team in secondary school and likes most court games, but cheerleading has a special place in her heart since she picked it up in university.

"I love how challenging it is. It's so much more tiring than any other sport I've done," she explained.

"It combines what I like about sports and performing arts."

Cheerleading has also helped her become more comfortable on stage.

On auditioning for the New Face after putting it off for several years, Annmarie said: "This is something out of my comfort zone and I had to muster the courage to go for it."


This year marks The New Paper New Face's 22nd anniversary.

The modelling competition has launched the careers of models, actresses and beauty queens. such as actress Jayley Woo, model Vivien Ong and social media star Velda Tan.

To get more New Face updates, follow TNPNewFace on Twitter and Instagram, and TheNewPaperNewFace on Facebook.

Click here to go to our dedicated New Face 2014 site, which features videos and more photos.

'The public can be proactive'

IN SHOCK: Mr Raj called the TNP hotline after he saw thick, black smoke billowing from Pub Villas at 56, Duxton Road.
THE NEW PAPER, SEPT 6
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Commuters, Your Move

INNOVATIVE: The team behind the app; (from left) Miss Yin Yue, Mr Song Qi Yue, Miss Michelle Tan, Miss Zhou Wan Yi and Mr Tan Shao Ming.
INNOVATIVE: A screenshot of the Your Move app.
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Big hall, small haul

EMPTY: Events company Everybody's Production organised a charity concert to raise funds for relief efforts in Gaza, but the event saw a low turnout.
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Barking mad

DOGGONE IT: Hong Kong police have launched an investigation after photos and videos of a man putting his dog in a washing machine went viral (above).
DOGGONE IT: Hong Kong police have launched an investigation after photos and videos of a man (above) putting his dog in a washing machine went viral.
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